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MHS Makes Winning Bid for Abigail Adams Letter in Recent Sotheby’s Auction

The Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS) is delighted to announce its recent acquisition of a letter written by Abigail Adams from Quincy, MA on October 18, 1800, to Dr. Benjamin Rush, responding to criticisms against her husband during the presidential campaign. The letter [...] read more

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New Website Uncovers Passages Written by Jefferson That Have Been Hidden for Centuries

The manuscript of Notes on the State of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson’s only full-length book is now available online at www.masshist.org/thomasjeffersonpapers/notes. Created by the Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS), the website enables visitors to see and interact [...] read more

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